Train Station in Zurich: A Complete Guide for Tourists

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Zurich is a place in Europe that has many sights to offer to tourists. At the same time, it is also one of the most expensive ones. But, the public transport in this city is one of the finest. The organized structure makes it a popular choice among tourists as well. Therefore, we have a guide on the train station in Zurich.

We have alphabetically listed down the working train stations in Zurich with their services. Read the whole article to find out all you need to plan your perfect day in Zurich.

1. Zurich Affoltern Station

The Zurich Affoltern Station, not to be confused with Affoltern am Albis station in Affoltern am Albis, is in the Affoltern Quarter of Zurich. It is on the Wettingen-Effretikon railway line.

The S6 line of the Zurich S-Bahn train serves here. It is along the bus routes VBZ’s 37, 61 and 62.

Moreover, the S21 is also here but provides limited service. SN6 offers overnight train service on weekends.

2. Zurich Altstetten Station

The Zurich Altstetten Station is in the Altstetten quarter of Zurich. The line is the principal route between Zurich and north and west Switzerland.

Zurich Altstetten Station has one one-side and two island platforms. These are served by five tracks. Furthermore, you can also find entrances on both sides.

These platforms are also connected by pedestrian subways.


The station is on the Zurich to Olten main line. Moreover, it is also the junction for Zurich to Zug via the Affoltern am Albis line.

The lines that serve are S5, S11, S12, S14, S19, and S42.

It is also the location of InterRegio services that links Basel to Zurich Airport via Zürich Hauptbahnhof and Bern to Zurich via Olten.

3. Zurich Binz Station

The Zurich Binz Station is in the west of the city in the Alt-Wiedikon Quarter. It is on the Uetliberg Line operated by the Sihltal Zurich Uetliberg Bahn (SZU).

The Zurich S-Bahn S10 train serves here.

4. Zurich Brunau Station

Zurich Brunau Station is also on the Sihtal Line of Zurich, operated by the Sihltal Zurich Uetliberg Bahn (SZU).

However, the two trains running here are the Zurich S-Bahn S4 and Zurich S-Bahn SN4.

5. Zurich Enge Station

The Zurich Enge Station is in the Enge Quarter of Zurich. It is on the S-Bahn Zurich system. Initially, it was on the Lake Zurich Left Bank Line.

Trains that serve the Zurich Enge Station are the S2, S8 and the S24. Furthermore, the nighttime S-Bahn SN8 also offers services on weekends.

Moreover, there is a tram in front of the station called Bahnhof Enge, which serves the VBZ tram lines 5, 6, and 7. There is also another stop nearby called Bhf.

Enge/Bederstrasse which has the VBZ lines 5, 13 and 17 of trams, bus route 66, bus lines 200 and 210 of PostAuto and bus lines 444 and 445 of A-Welle.

6. Zurich Friesenberg Station

The Zurich Friesenberg station is in the west of the city, in the Friesenberg Quarter. It is on the Uetliberg Line operated by the Sihltal Zurich Uetliberg Bahn or SZU.

Also, it has a single track and a single platform. And, the Zurich S-Bahn S10 train line serves this station.

Train Station in Zurich
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7. Zurich Giesshubel Station

The Zürich Giesshübel is a station in west Zurich in the Alwiedkon quarter. It is on the Sihltal Line operated by the Sihltal Zurich Uetliberg Bahn or SZU.

Many trains on this line pass by the station but don’t stop, instead serve the Zurich Binz Station which is nearby.

But the Zurich S-Bahn S4 and Zurich S-Bahn SN4 train lines serve this station.

8. Zurich Hardbrücke Station

The station is in Central Zurich below Hardbrucke. It is only a mile away from Zurich HB and is amongst the business and entertainment district of Zurich West. It is also the next station after Zurich HB.

Furthermore, the station is near the Hardbrucke bridge which plays a key role in forming a connection between north and south Zurick.

It has two side platforms, a central island platform and an outer track line. The platforms are on slopes and are also not at the same level.

You can enter the station by the bridge as the station has an entrance and exit on both sides. You can also find a kiosk along with a small supermarket here.


Moreover, the Hardbrucke Station plays a major role in the Zurich S-Bahn system. Almost all of the lines serve the station.

Furthermore, during the weekends, the SN1, SN5, SN6, SN7 and SN8 trains also serve in the nighttime. It is also connected to the tram and bus system.

The Zurich trolley bus routes 33 and 72, and the Zurich bus route 83 also serve this station. VBZ-operated tram route 8 also serves the stop near the station.

9. Zurich Hauptbahnhof or Zurich HB

Zurich Hauptbahnhof or Zurich Hb station, is the main railway station in Zurich and the largest station in Switzerland.

It is also one of the busiest station stations in the world and was also ranked the second-best European rail station in 2020.

Furthermore, Zurich HB is Zurich’s main train station and the nodal point of almost all tens of S-Bahn, the Sihltal Zurich Uetliberg Bahn and the Zurich trams.

Along with local trains, several international trains also provide service here, like the InterCity Express, TGV Lyria, EuroCity and more.

Moreover, Zurich HB station has a total of 24 tracks along with underground platforms. Daily at least 2,900 trains serve the station.

There are also several local transport services provided around the Zurich HB station.

You can get more information about the Zurich main station, Zurich HB and the other stations on the main website of Zurich SBB.

10. Zurich Leimbach Station

The Zurich Leinbach is in southwest Zurich, in the Leimback Quarter. It is on the Sihltal Line, operated by the Sihltal Zurich Uetliberg Bahn or SZU.

Zurich S-Bahn S4 and the Zurich S-Bahn SN4 are the train lines where Zurich Leimbach Station is served.

11. Zurich Manegg Station

The Zurich Manegg Railway Station is also on the Sihltal Line, operated by the Sihltal Zurich Uetliberg Bahn or SZU.

Moreover, the trains that serve here are the Zurich S-Bahn S4 and the Zurich S-Bahn SN4.

12. Zurich Oerlikon Station

The Zurich Oerlikon station is in District 11 of Zurich and is the most important local and regional mode of transportation in the northern part of Zurich.

The only other mode is the railway station at the airport, making it the 7th busiest railway station in Switzerland.

The Oerlikon station is also a junction station and eleven regional train lines of the Zurich S-Bahn, InterRegio, InterCity, and RegioExpress serve here.


The Zurich S-Bahn trains that serve here are S2, S3, S6, S7, S8, S9, S14, S15, S26, S19, S21, and S24.

It also has trains on the InterRegio lines from Zurich Airport to Basel SBB. There is also one from the Airport to Luzern.

Moreover, the RegioExpress line from Zurich to Schaffhausen also serves here. During weekends, the SN6, SN7, SN8, and SN9 nighttime trains of S-Bahn serve here.

It also has long-distance services of IC 1, IR 13, IR 36 and RE train. Moreover, several lines of tram and bus services also operated from the nearby station.

Zurich Railway Station
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From Bahnhof Oerlikon, you can find the VBZ tram line 11, bus lines 61, 62, 94 and Glattalbus lines 768, 781 and 787.

The Bahnhof Oerlikon stop has tram lines 10 and 14, bus line 75, and the Glattalbus lines 768, 781 and 787.

From the Bahnhof Oerlikon Nord, the VBZ lines 64, and 80 also provide service here.

13. Zurich Rehalp Station

Zurich Rehalp Station and tram stop is in the Swiss canton of Zurich, in the municipality of Zollikon.

It is on the Forchbahn line, operated by Verkehrstriebe Zurich and Forchbahn AG.

The Zurich S-Bahn S18 train line serves this station. Furthermore, there is also a tram system for Route 11 on the opposite side.

14. Zurich Saalsporthalle Station

The Zurich Saalsporthalle is in front of the Sihlcity shopping mall and the Saalsporthalle sports hall.

This station is on the Sihltal line, managed by the Sihltal Zurich Uetliberg Bahn or SZU.

The train lines that serve here are the Zurich S-Bahn S4 and the Zurich S-Bahn SN4.

15. Zurich Schweighof Station

Zurich Schweighof is in the Friesenberg Quarter of Zurich. It is on the Uetliberg line, which is operated by the SZU.

It also has a single track and a single platform. There is also a level crossing to Schweighofstrasse to the west of the station.

The Zurich S-Bahn S10 train line serves this station.

16. Zurich Seebach Station

The Zurich Seebach station is in the Seebach quarter of Zurich. It is on the Wettingen-Effretikon railway line also known as the Furtlal line.

Only the S-Bahn trains serve here. These trains are the Zurich S-Bahn S6 and the SN6. Moreover, you will also find trams and bus routes easily from the station.

The closest stop is the Seebacherplatz. It is just a 3-minute walk away. There is also the Zurich Oerlikon station nearby, which is more well-connected.

17. Zurich Selnau Station

The Zurich Selnau is an underground station situated in the centre of Zurich. It is on the Zurich S-Bahn and is also operated by the SZU.

The station has two tracks and also has access to the street at each end. It is near the River Sihl.

The trains that serve here are the Zurich S-Bahn S4, Zurich S-Bahn SN4 and the Zurich S-Bahn S10.

18. Zurich Stadelhofen Station

The Zurich Stadelhofen Station is one of the most important railway stations in Zurich. It is near the Zurich Opera House and Bellevue Square, next to Lake Zurich.

The station is also a fine example of the early works of Santiago Calavatara, making it a popular tourist spot. The station is adjacent to the Stadelhofen city centre.

Underground access is also available by two bridges, one with a footpath and other with the restricted road traffic.

The station is the nodal point of the Zurich transport network. Most of the S-Bahn trains serve here at Stadelhofen.

The S20 and S23 train lines also provide additional peak-hour services. SN1, SN5, SN6, SN7, SN9, and SN18 trains are the nighttime S-Bahn services offered here.

Trams and buses also connect the station to both inside and outside of Zurich. The Stadelhofenplatz stop serves tram routes 8, 11, and 15.

While the Opernhaus Stop serves the routes 2 and 4.

19. Zurich Stettbach Station

The Stettbach Station is in the North Eastern part of Zurich, in the Schwamendigen district.  It is on the Zurichberg Line and has a link with Stadelhofen station.

The train lines that serve here are Zurich S-Bahn S3, S9, S11, and S12. Furthermore, the nighttime S-Bahn service lines SN1, SN5, SN6 and SN9 serve on the weekends here.

Route 7 of the Verkehrsbetriebe Zürich links the area centre centre of Zurich. Route 12 also links it to Zurich Airport. Sebusesal bus also departs from here.

20. Zürich Tiefenbrunnen Station

The Zurich Tiefenbrunnen Station is on Lake Zurich’s right bank, in the Seefeld quarter of Zurich.

You will find the entrance and exits well-connected to the famous lake. It is a popular tourist spot because of the Zurichhorn Lakeside Park with its Chinese garden, Centre Le Corbusier, Casino, Steamer Pier and more.

Moreover, the train lines that serve here are the Zurich S-Bahn S6 and the Zurich S-Bahn S16. You can find a tram and bus easily near the station.

The tram routes 2 and 4 and the trolleybus route 33 all operate from Verkehrsbetriebe Zurich.

There is also the Autobusbetriebe Zürich-Zollikon-Küsnacht (AZZK), which is a regional bus route.

21. Zurich Triemli Station

The Zurich Triemli Station is in the Friesenberg Quarter of Zurich. It lies on the Uetliberg Line operated by the SZU. The Zurich S-Bahn S10 serves this station.

22. Zurich Wiedikon Station

The Zurich Wiedikon Station is in Wiedikon, in west Zurich. It is the only station in Switzerland that stands in the form of a bridge across the tracks, known as Reiterbahnof in German.

Most of the S-Bahn lines serve here at Wiedikon. InterCity and InterRegio lines also serve this station.

They are all used in both directions a tram and bus stop in the southern part of the station, next to the reception building. Another one stands in the north, closer to the platforms.

22.1. Services

The S2, S8, and S24 trains of the Zurich S-Bahn serve the station. The Zurich S-Bahn SN8 also serves at night time during weekends.

Most trains cross this station with the Zimmerberg Base Tunnel.

The Wiedikon station has easy access to tram and bus as well. The Bahnhof Wiedikon tram and the bus stop are not distant from the station.

The tram lines 9 and 14, bus lines 67 and 76, PostAuto bus lines 215, 235, 236 and 245, and the A-Welle bus lines 350 serve here.

The Kalkbreite/Bhf. Wiedikon tram and busaretop are also very close to the platforms.

The tram lines 9 and 14, bus lines 67 and 76, PostAuto bus lines 215,  235, 236, 245 and the A-Welle Bus line 350 serve this bus stop.

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23. Zurich Wipkingen Station

The Zurich Wipkingen Station is in the Wipkingen quarter of Zurich. It is on the Zurich-Winterthur Railway station. It is one of the oldest rail routes in Zurich.

The station leads towards the Zurich HB and is also connected to the Zurich Oerlikon. Only the S-Bahn S24 train, which is a regional train serves this station.

24. Zurich Wollishofen Station

The Zurich Wollishofen station is in the Wollishofen Quarter of Zurich. It is also within walking distance from the Fabrikabrick, a cultural centre that is a music venue and a popular tourist location.

The trains that serve here are the S8 and S24 lines of the Zurich S-Bahn. There is also the SN8 line of the nighttime S-Bahn service.

Woolishofen Station
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The Bahnhof Wolli tram and bus stop lie on the west of the reception building. The VBZ tram line and the VBZ routes 70, 184, and 185 serve the station.

There is also the Bahnhof Wollishofen/Werft stop which has the VBZ bus routes 161 and 165.


1. How to Get Around Zurich?

The best way to get around the neighbourhoods of Zurich is on foot or bike as it allows you to enjoy the beautiful scenery, at the same time.

The tram service in Zurich is very efficient. The Zurich HB train station is the main station for all transportation. There is also the Interlaken Ost train station.

Switzerland also has reliable bus services. If you get the Swiss travel pass, the transport is free. Also, visit the website of Zurich SBB to plan your trip easily.

2. How Much Is the Train in Zurich? 

In Zurich, all public transport is free if you get a Swiss travel pass. Another alternative is the Zurich card, which allows free transportation throughout the city.

Furthermore, the ticket prices for buses, trams, and trains start at 2.60 CHF, which is around 3 USD. A Day Pass allows you to travel for 24 hours, which is only 5.20 CHF about 6 USD. But the taxis in Zurich can be expensive.


That was everything about the train stations in Zurich. While it may be one of the most expensive cities to visit, Zurich has a very efficient public transport system.

Therefore, you can easily find the route, and you’re supposed to take on the internet if you search for it. Hopefully, this guide on Zurich was helpful to you.

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